Victor Arranges for Valentin to See Charlotte — But There’s a Catch — and Cody Agrees to the DNA Test
Monday, October 17, 2022: Today on General Hospital, Anna tries to dissuade Lucy from continuing to see Victor, Cody opens up to Britt, and Carly is stunned by what Peyton has to say to her.
In the hotel in Jacksonville, Peyton tells Carly that the parkway won’t be re-routed, and she failed. Carly tries to walk off, but Peyton tells her their business is not done. Carly assumes she wants to remind her she’s a loser and trash. Peyton explains she came to apologize to her.
Peyton was moved by Carly’s speech at the guild meeting, and the love she felt for Virginia. She has to wonder if Reece were still alive would her daughter feel that way about her? She swears she never knew Virginia was buried in that cemetery until Carly arrived. Peyton admits Carly was only a child back then, and she should have been protected from Robert and not punished by her. Peyton hopes Carly might forgive her one day.
Peyton regrets not doing better by both Reece and Carly. Carly notes they can’t change the past, but they can learn from it and move forward. Peyton admits she changed her vote and tried to make Carly’s case, but the cost of stopping the project now was too high. Peyton wishes nothing but good things for her.
Peyton goes to leave, but Carly stops her. She says her husband did her wrong and she deserved better, just like Reece did. Peyton takes Carly’s hands, nods, and walks out leaving Carly stunned.
Up in Carly’s room, Drew is surprised when Bobbie appears. Bobbie explains she had to come and support Carly after that awful news article, and she’s worried Carly is just putting up a brave front for her sake.
Bobbie asks why Drew dropped everything to come here to help Carly, and if it was out of guilt over the failed Aurora merger. He insists he came because Carly means a lot to him. Bobbie is glad he’s in Carly’s life. Later after Bobbie goes to her room, Drew gets a call that the vote didn’t go Carly’s way.
Drew heads down to find Carly in the restaurant, and he already knows how the vote went. He consoles her. Carly informs him that she learned about it from Peyton and that she apologized. Carly cries that Virginia was so good to her and she didn’t appreciate her, and once again she’s failed her. Drew suggests they grab some beers and head to the beach to figure out what’s next. Suddenly, Carly is struck by an idea.
Mac and Felicia meet with Scott at the Metro Court to talk about Dominique and Cody. Mac tells Scott there is a possibility that Cody might be his son. Felicia explains they think Dominique gave birth to Cody while at Shady Brook, and the staff may have kept her drugged, so she never knew about the baby. They ask Scott if he recalls if Dominique said anything about her time at Shady Brook.
Scott reveals Dominique never said anything to him about knowing she had a son. He knows Dominique would never have given up on a child of hers. However, he calls Cody bad news and warns Mac to have nothing to do with him. Scott says the guy’s got issues. Felicia understands why because his life has been upended. Mac refuses to rush to judgment because they don’t know Cody, and he deserves a chance.
At Kelly’s, Britt tells Cody that she’s come to give him one last chance to explain why he’s ghosted her. He apologizes for being checked out and explains he’s had stuff come up, which he knows sounds dumb. Cody relays that he came into some huge news, but she doesn’t like talking about fathers, so he didn’t tell her about it. She asks if he is really comparing Mac to Faison. He wonders who told her about Mac. She admits it was Maxie, and she understands why he ghosted her as this is the second time he found out he isn’t who he thought he was. He admits talking about his feelings doesn’t come easy to him, especially with someone as intimidating as her.
She inquires why he hasn’t gotten the DNA test. Cody notes everyone expects him to be excited about this, and that Mac is a great guy and far better than Leopold. However not everyone is as good as Mac, and he has a past. Britt reminds him that she has one too. Britt suspects he is afraid Mac won’t accept him. Cody admits he doesn’t want to set himself up for rejection. Cody asks Britt if there was something that could blow her life up, wouldn’t she feel it was better not to know?
Britt knows how he feels and has lived in Faison’s shadow and with his terrible legacy, and he left her something that has the power to disrupt her life. She doesn’t go into details but says she had to either live in the dark or face her fears and deal with them. She feels that not knowing is worse, so she understands his fears. However what he chooses to do with the DNA results is up to him, and she doesn’t think he can live with not knowing.
Cody calls Mac and tells him he agrees to the DNA test. Mac tells him that he’ll set it up. After the call, Britt is surprised he took her advice because people usually don’t unless. She realizes she should take her own advice as there is something she has to deal with. He asks if she cares to share. Britt explains her brother Peter left her a box of trinkets, and she thinks it’s time to get rid of him and his things for good. Cody offers to help her, and she accepts.
Back at the Metro Court, Mac reveals to Felicia and Scott that the DNA test is on.
At Anna’s, Lucy tells Anna the only way she’ll bring down Victor is with her help. Lucy gloats she’s so close to getting the goods on his plans so she can give them to Robert. Anna reminds her that she only brought her in to help Valentin, and she should have ended it then and there.
Lucy asks Anna to just trust her to get her the goods on Victor. Anna states this has gone too far, and she brought Lucy into this and can take her out. Lucy points out that if she starts ghosting Victor then he’ll begin asking questions. Anna will deal with that and tells Lucy she’s out. Lucy informs Anna that she doesn’t control her and walks out.
In his suite at the Metro Court, Victor hears Lucy’s admission over the bugged necklace and ponders how he should retaliate. He also wonders who other than Lucy and Robert is working with Anna. Just then, Valentin appears at the door.
Valentin rages at his father for doing everything he’s asked and has proven his loyalty, and in return, he’s kept his daughter from him. He’s lied to those he cares about the most about Charlotte for months, and the lie is getting harder to keep up. Nina, Lulu’s family, and even Alexis are getting suspicious. He suggests his father rethink his tactics because this could crash all his plans.
Victor admits he’s right and should be rewarded for his good work. Victor says he will arrange for him to visit Charlotte. However, there is one condition, he’ll leave immediately, on his plane, and alone. Victor doesn’t want Valentin to organize a rescue mission, and this is the only way he’ll get to see Charlotte.
After Valentin departs, Victor makes a call and says it’s time for a repeat performance of the cable car tragedy. There is a knock at the door, and it’s Lucy.
On the next General Hospital: Nikolas informs Esme that she’s expendable. Cody tells Britt that one never knows what one might find. Scott suggests to Ava she undo Nikolas before he can undo her. Valentin lets Anna know that Victor is getting rid of him. Victor tells Lucy if she joins him on this cruise that she’ll find out everything. Anna calls someone to get help for Valentin.
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